August 28, 2014


Sale of 51% in Djezzy approved by GTH shareholders

Yesterday an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Vimpelcom subsidiary Global Telecom Holding (GTH) approved the sale of 51% of Algerian cellco Djezzy (Orascom Telecom Algerie) to the Algerian National Investment Fund (Fonds National d’Investissement [FNI]) for USD2.64 billion, in addition to deals associated with the transaction, reports Arab Finance. The GTH shareholders also approved the distribution of USD1.862"...

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August 28, 2014


ZTE Exclusively Wins SWAN Slovakia Contract for Nationwide LTE Networks

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has signed a contract with Slovak operator SWAN for a nationwide LTE network project.

ZTE will exclusively construct core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network,"...

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August 22, 2014


Deutsche Telekom upgrades to industry-leading IPX connections both for its in-house customer Telekom Deutschland and on the AMS-IX hub, enabling fast data exchange between mobile operators worldwide

When abroad, today’s mobile subscribers expect high-speed 3G or LTE data roaming services with best user experience. As an expert provider of IPX roaming capabilities, Deutsche Telekom’s International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) unit ensures fast, secure IP exchange, especially in times of exponentially"......

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August 21, 2014


Fair price for stake in Algeria's Djezzy lower than offer -adviser

The fair price for a 51-percent stake of Global Telecom Holding's Algerian unit Djezzy is 4 percent lower than the proposed price, the company said on Thursday citing financial advisers HC.

Global's parent firm, Russia's Vimplecom, has agreed to sell the stake in Algeria's biggest telecoms operator to the Algerian government for $2.6 billion.



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August 19, 2014


Nokia Lumia 520 now receiving Lumia Cyan update in Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, some parts of Africa

Last week the Lumia 520 handsets snagged the Lumia Cyan update in India. The device is now receiving the said update in several more regions including Latin America, Egypt, Nigeria, and several places in Africa.

For those who are unfamiliar, the Lumia Cyan update brings Windows Phone 8.1 operating system as well as several Lumia exclusive features onto your handset. To snag the update, head over to Settings > Phone Update > and tap on ‘check for update’.


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August 19, 2014


178 Million Phones at Risk in Middle East and Africa: Palo Alto Networks Unveils Security Risks in Android Internal Storage

Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today presented new research highlighting security risks in the internal storage used by applications on Google Android devices. More than 94 percent of popular Android applications used in the Middle East & Africa are potentially vulnerable.

Android Internal Storage is a protected area that Android-based"...

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August 12, 2014


Yealink Breaks Ground of First Research and Development Facility in China

Yealink, the Global Top 3 SIP Phone Provider convened its groundbreaking ceremony of Yealink’s first Research & Development facility in China marking the company’s entry into the competitive sphere of innovation in technology.

Yealink’s dedicated approach to innovation has taken a step further with this facility challenging the technology industry and"...

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August 11, 2014


ZTE Welcomes India Court Ruling in Patent Litigation with Vringo

ZTE Corporation welcomes the decision by the High Court of Delhi last week in favor of the company in a patent litigation with Vringo Inc. and its subsidiary.

The court lifted an ex-parte temporary injunction against certain ZTE products, including base station controllers based on GSM technology, in the ruling concerning India Patent No. 200572.


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August 6, 2014


Vidyo Selected by IndusInd Bank for First “Face-to-Face” Online Banking in India

Vidyo, Inc., an innovator in visual communications, has been selected by IndusInd Bank, one of the fastest growing new-generation private sector banks in India, for Video Branch, a mobile and desktop-based banking service being deployed across the country. Video Branch, launched on June 2, 2014, has accumulated a user rating of 4.8 on scale of 5 on the Google Play Store.


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August 4, 2014


GSMA Announces Strong Speaker Line-up for Mobile 360 Series-Middle East

Mobile 360 Series-Middle East

The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference taking place on the 13-14 October in Dubai. The GSMA also announced a number of event sponsors including Ooredoo, STC and Huawei. The industry thought leadership event will again be co-located with GITEX at the Dubai World Trade Centre and is"...

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